Mary Mattingly
American, born 1978
Selected exhibitions
Mary Mattingly: Because For Now We Still Have Poetry,
Robert Mann Gallery
Indicators: Artists on Climate Change,
Storm King Art Center
Radical Seafaring,
Parrish Art Museum

Through photography, sculpture, installation, and performance, Mary Mattingly imagines a dire post-apocalyptic future. In Mattingly’s imagination, humans are forced to live nomadically, scavenging the wreckage of civilization and living by their wits. She imagines (and sometimes develops) unique transportation solutions for her subjects, such as the Personal Flight Machine (2007) and Kart (2008), a shelter built on a bike In 2008, she also created the Waterpod™, an alternative living model that consisted of a movable, floating barge that could adapt to changing sea levels.